Food Stamps, Cash Assistance

questions & answers

Question: I was approved for foods stamps but only get 103 a month.My income is only 749 a month.All my money goes for bills. How do they come up with this?It can't be right.

Answer:

You may wish to read the article on this webpage entitled “Food Stamps, Cash Assistance” http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=7&sc=41&articleid=55, as it contains information that may be beneficial in answering your questions.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security provides a webpage to determine what your expected benefits could be https://www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=355&id=5202, assuming all other requirements for the program are met.  This page provides a step by step calculation, allowing you to see how your benefit amount is determined.  You may also wish to go to Arizona Self Help [http://www.arizonaselfhelp.org/] for help in determining what benefits could be expected.

If you disagree with a Nutrition Assistance decision made by the Family Assistance Administration (FAA), then you have the right to appeal that decision by requesting a Fair Hearing.  The Fair Hearing must be requested within 90 days of the mailing date of the decision by completing and returning the Fair Hearing Request Form FA-100 https://www.azdes.gov/InternetFiles/InternetProgrammaticForms/pdf/FA-100-PD.pdf.  You can request a Fair Hearing because you disagree with the amount of benefits received. 

QUESTIONS

  • I was approved for foods stamps but only get 103 a month.My income is only 749 a month.All my money goes for bills. How do they come up with this?It can't be right.

STORIES

  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .

LegalLEARN

YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED

FIND LEGAL HELP

  • Please select your county of residence below.

    County:
     

OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
    Link

ORGANIZATIONS